September 6, 2021 West Side 18.2 miles The map of the September 6, 2021 ride. The northwest section of the West Side (the Cherokee Park […]
Taking a New Path
West End, Downtown, West Side 24.6 Miles September 1, 2021 When it comes to bike rides for the blog, (which I call “Official” rides) regular […]
The ‘Irregular Hillocks, Ridges and Hollows’ of St. Anthony Park
August 25, 2021 20.8 Miles St. Anthony Park I’d never thought of St. Anthony Park as being unusually hilly. That is, until this ride. About […]
A Look Back at a Kid’s View of Williams Hill
By the 1950s, most of the houses had been removed from Williams Hill. Those that remained were in rough shape. Courtesy MnHS
A Look at the Coolest Garage In Saint Paul
Garages serve many utilitarian purposes. One Highland Park couple have a garage that does so much more including serving as a neighborhood hangout, restaurant, bar and workshop.
Shutter Spotting Around the City
Shutters are more common on Saint Paul homes than I thought. Shutters more frequently adorn homes of certain architectural styles, such as Queen Anne, Dutch Colonial and ramblers (a.k.a. ranch.) Of course, that statement is based on my random, unscientific observations.
Riding Across the City, Riding Across the Country
Downtown Saint Paul’s taller buildings peeked above the tree line and Pig’s Eye Lake. Left to right, Wells Fargo Tower, First National Bank Building, 400 Securian Center, Airye Condominiums (formerly Jackson Tower, Cray Plaza and Galtier Tower) the two buildings on the right.
The Mosquito Hunter
June 30, 2021 Highland Park, Macalester-Groveland, Summit Hill, Cathedral Hill, Downtown, Lowertown, Dayton’s Bluff, East Side, Battle Creek, West 7th/West End 32 Miles The idea […]
Icons of the North End and Folks Who’ve Hung Out There
Macalester-Groveland, Lexington-Hamline, Frogtown, North End, Downtown, Irvine Park, West 7th 23 Miles June 15, 2021 Lexington-Hamline Though my travels around the city concentrate on streets, […]
Talking With The Walkin’ Man
Bo, or as he’s known around Cathedral Hill, “The Walkin’ Man.”